A few weeks ago I was contacted by Protein Milkshake Bar and offered a sample of protein powder to review. I love the benefits protein supplements provide (quicker recovery and less soreness after workouts, feeling fuller doing the day, etc.) so I jumped at the opportunity to become familiar with another brand of protein powder. I received one serving of the Cinnamon Bun flavor to taste and review.
What I liked: The Cinnamon Bun flavor tasted great – mild and creamy with a hint of sweet cinnamon. I liked that the protein powder was neither chalky nor gritty. I tested one serving so I didn’t have enough protein powder to try blending it with different fruits but I imagine that since the cinnamon was not overpowering, the flavor would pair well with typical protein shake ingredients.
What I didn’t like: I realize that many people have access to shaker cups and blenders but since I’m often on the go with only a spoon and cup, I look for protein powders that mix easily without needing a blender. Initially I mixed the protein powder with almond milk using a spoon – rather than absorbing into the almond milk, the powder clumped together. (Incidentally, if you also struggle with finding a protein powder that mixes easily with only a spoon, I recommend checking out Optimum Nutrition.) After trying to mix the protein powder by hand, I poured the protein powder/almond milk mixture into my Magic Bullet and blended – the result was smooth and creamy.
Ultimately, I liked the flavor of the protein powder but “mixibility” is key for me – I need a protein powder that mixes easily on the go. If you always have a shaker cup or blender handy, you won’t have a problem. My body doesn’t handle dairy very well but I didn’t have any stomach discomfort after drinking the protein powder. The cost ($29.99 per pound) is a bit cost prohibitive for me but if you are looking for a designer protein, this is a tasty protein powder that’s worth a try.
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of the Cinnamon Bun protein powder from Protein Milkshake Bar to taste and review. All opinions provided are my own.